In November 1939, Georg Elser's attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and he is arrested. During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.
The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler convinced millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance fighters.Written by
During the interrogation of Elser by the German scientists, he is injected with Pervitin, which was the early version of what is known nowadays as crystal meth. See more »
When we first see Elser working in the clock repair shop, he is working on a modern (brand new) German made chiming clock mechanism, most likely by Hermle. There is also a modern clock case visible facing the camera on his bench. See more »
Interesting movie about a failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1939. The lead character Elser, well played by Christian Friedel, is a young carpenter who see's trouble coming in the form of Hitler and decides to do something about it. We start with the assassination, which fails by 13 minutes, hence the title, because Hitler leaves early. The rest of the story is told using flashbacks while Elser is being interrogated. Some of the interrogation methods used are quite brutal and show what it must have been like if you crossed the Nazi party back in the thirties and forties.
This true story is well told and makes interesting viewing.
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